Meeting outside the woodland, excitement is in the air. The birds are chirping, the gentle wind rolls across the hills while wellington boots search for puddles.
Our time is organic, it develops through interacting with one another, individual interests and leaders introducing new ways of exploring the space and interacting with it. Through an observation and mentoring process, the leaders are both recognising how they can nurture meaningful experiences for life long impact, as well as recognising the impact that the time is having on them. Through recognising the importance of appropriate risk-taking, the leaders mindfully allow learners to challenge themselves, linking these and all other experiences to an area of holistic development, be that social, physical, intellectual, communication, emotional or spiritual.
We conclude our time with review and reflection, checking in on the experiences and emotions of each person, sharing and recognising each individual’s insight.
We aim that each member of our community feels valued and we recognise how we might nurture their individual character and connection with nature and their community.